Meat Free Week inspired us to branch out, increase our vegetable intake and reduce the amount of meat in our diets. The idea behind Meat Free Week is to get you thinking about how much meat you eat, both for environmental reasons and health, so to help you along the way, we’ve collected together five vegetarian recipes from some of our favourite food bloggers you simply need to try.
Eggplant Lasagna Roll Ups
Eggplant (or aubergine) is an ideal replacement for meat; it’s substantial, tastes great and only has around 140 calories per vegetable. This recipe is vegan so it’s entirely guilt free plus it’s quick to make so it won’t eat into your evening relaxation.
To see the full recipe, visit Minimalist Baker.
A Humble but Mighty Lentil Bolognese
You just have to look at the finished result of this recipe to get your taste buds tingling, meat free doesn’t have to mean salads and veggies, this is a hearty and comforting recipe that is guaranteed to fill you up.
To see the full recipe, visit Food52.
Oven Baked Aubergine with Pomegranate, Tahini Yoghurt and Fresh Herbs
Back to the faithful aubergine, but this time it’s oven baked surrounded by crunchy pomegranate and cool tahini yoghurt, perfect for a summer’s day. The blend of all the textures and flavours is an absolute dream that you need to try.
To see the full recipe, visit Seelenschmeichelei.
One Pot Mushroom and Swiss Chard Pasta
Mushrooms are the classic meat replacement and this pasta is ideal for when you’ve got home late, want something comforting but don’t want to spend too long in the kitchen. All of the ingredients go into a pot and an amazing mushroom pasta dish emerges, coat with swiss chard, pour yourself a glass of wine and you’re sorted.
To see the full recipe, visit How Sweet Eats.
Arugula Lentil Salad
Ideal for a light, summer salad, this recipe is packed with goodness and flavour. The lentils provide substance whereas the lemon, olive oil and seasoning perfectly balance the flavours.
To see the full recipe, visit Naturally Ella.
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